Remote Ride to the Top: Mt. Wilson’s Fall Challenge & Summit Treat!


Come join us for our Fall Remote Ride up Mt. Wilson! 

A challenging but beautiful ride (and a popsicle reward awaits at the top)!

Date: October 28, 2023
Start Location: Starbucks at 475 Foothill Blvd. La Cañada Flintridge, CA
Start Time: Rolling out at 8 am
Drive Time: Approximately 1 to 1.5 hours
Return Time: Allow for an additional 30 minutes
Route: Check out the route on RideWithGPS or Strava.
Distance: Approximately 39 miles with nearly 5000' of elevation gain
  • Food and Water:
    • Starbucks and other local markets offer water and food in Flintridge
    • There is no food or water available until arrival at the observatory, so please be prepared with 2 large bottles of hydration liquid and plenty of nutrition
    • Cosmic Cafe offers popsicles as well as other food at the top
  • Facilities:
    • Restrooms near the start are located at Starbucks and nearby gas stations
    • Outhouses are available along the route starting about halfway up the climb
    • Restrooms are available at the observatory
  • Clothing: 
    • Check the weather report the morning of, and dress accordingly
    • We suggest bringing layers as it can often be warm climbing, and chilly on the way down. A vest and arm warmers are always good for the descent


LEVEL: Intermediate-Advanced

You do NOT have to be a member of R5 to ride with us.

Prior to participating in our group ride, we kindly ask all non-members to click on the Rider’s Waiver link and complete the waiver.


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